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Charming, Single-family Home Close to BC, Medical Area, Easy Access to Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


West Roxbury House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 6

You'll love relaxing at our charming yet spacious home after visiting area colleges, museums, historic sites, and all the other great things Boston has to offer. We're located steps from public transportation, and also an easy drive to the Back Bay, medical area, or downtown. Our quiet, tree-lined street is safe and within walking distance of several restaurants, stores and a playground.

The first floor has a well-equipped modern kitchen that opens onto a family room with large screen HD TV, a dining room with seating for six, and a large living room with fireplace. There's also a deck with grill and grassy area out back for the kids to play. A half-bath is also located on the first floor.

There are three large bedrooms on the second floor, two with queen beds, one with a full size bunk with a twin on top. There is a renovated, full bath with tub and shower on the second floor.

The house is located on the Brookline/ West Roxbury border with easy access to the Green and Orange MBTA lines. We're also within walking distance of the commuter rail, which gets you into BackBay or downtown within 30 minutes. We're a 10 minute drive from Boston College, 15 minutes from the Longwood medical area, and 30 minutes from Logan Airport. While convenient to Boston's historic, cultural and shopping sites, the house also is close to several beautiful parks where you can bike, walk or hike. These include the Arnold Arboretum, Larz Anderson, and the Blue Hills.

There's plenty of free on-street parking as well as a driveway

The house has steam heat with a programmable thermostat, room air conditioners in every bedroom and in the family room, WI-Fi, flat screen high definition TV, iron board and iron. All linens and towels are provided. We can also provide a portacrib if you need one.

This is a great place to come home and relax after exploring all that Boston has to offer!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Donna Amrhein
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Charming, Single-family Home Close to BC, Medical Area, Easy Access to Downtown
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Great stay in Boston!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this comfortable and roomy home just outside Boston. It was very convenient to the city We rented a car but could have Taxi-ed or Uber-ed for around the same money. The beds were comfortable. The kids loved the bunk beds. The kitchen and family area was very nice. Donna even left a nice bottle of wine for us upon our arrival. Highly recommend this house and will stay there again if we go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family trip to Boston 10/17-21-2016

  • 5 of 5

Donna, we had a wonderful week in your beautiful home. You've made it so comfortable and inviting. The binder you provided has lot's of great info.

Hopefully we can come back soon.

Thank's again, The Eckhart family!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, MT

Wonderfully comfortable home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The was the perfect house for us. With five adults, there was plenty of room for all of us. The kitchen area was perfect with the attached family room and breakfast bar. We all were able to hang out and visit comfortably. The little touches Donna provided were perfect; down to a welcome bottle of wine. We enjoyed being able to make dinner and share time around the big dining table. We had everything we needed for an easy stay. The beds were comfortable with nice linens and plenty of towels for everyone. I would recommend this property! Next time we are back in the Boston area, this is the first place I will stay. Thank you Donna for allowing us to enjoy your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house

  • 5 of 5

It was a very nice place to stay. Everything in the house was good, location was perfect for me. Very nice and quiet neighborhood. We all liked it so much. On top of all that, the owner (Donna) was so nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

Donna's house had everything our family of 5 needed - super comfortable beds and plenty of space. Clean house, lots of extras to make it feel like home, and appliances were all fairly new. It was an easy 20 min drive to Boston University for summer hockey camp (if leaving before 7:15am) and easy to find stores & restaurants around with the car - but good to have GPS. We enjoyed coming home every day to sit on the deck in the evening, grilling dinner while boys played basketball and then relaxing in the nice large family room in front of the TV. Donna fixed missing grill tools same day I inquired about it them - thanks for the quick reply & provided good recommendations for other questions I had. The air conditioners were not that great upstairs in the extra bedrooms, but the newer one in the master bedroom worked fine - just a hot week in the high 80s, low 90s.We drove 20 min to Prudential Center, parked for $16 for 4 hours (validated by Duck Tour Co) and did the Duck Tour - fun experience without a lot of walking but must book ahead of time if you want early times. The house is a bit old so probably needs some work (ex. back door to the deck on outside is rotten & weathered) but overall it works very well as a rental, way better than a hotel, and would stay again - we recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Roxbury Charm

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and a very nice place to come back to at the end of the day. It's a very nice quite place to relax at after a day's adventure around the Boston area. I like having a home like setting for my family's vacation, and this fit the bill. Some people like the resort setting, I liked coming back letting the family relax while i cooked on the grill and making great dinners after eating fast or restaurant food all day. I wish we had explored the house a bit more, in the basement are chairs we could have used the day we went to the beach. Our fault for not looking around.

We did not require any extras during our stay as the house was supplied with great large towels, paper products and like needs. It's the kind of place where if you purchase something and don't use it you leave it... So we did have coffee on our first morning that was left previously. There is a book with suggestions as what to see and where go , where to shop and eat, we had a plan in place so this was not used fully, but still helpful.

I would recommend staying with confidence at this charming and lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The best of both worlds - close proximity to all Boston has to offer without the noise and parking hassles of downtown. We're located on a quiet, tree-lined street with plenty of free parking. BC, Fenway Park, Boston Children's Hospital and other hospitals in the Boston Medical Area are all within 5 miles of the house. Easy access to public transportation (both the subway and the commuter rail), Routes 9, 128 and the Mass Pike, enables you to easily explore all the great sights in the city as well as in the surrounding area.


Rates & Availability

West Roxbury House Rental Rates

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Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25

Well-behaved dogs are permitted with permission of homeowner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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West Roxbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed with full on bottom, twin on top
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • sailing

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